Posted by: everynation | June 13, 2008

When a Father Prays

by Rice Broocks

This Sunday we honor fathers around the world. There are so many things that can right or wrong depending on the decisions father’s make. When fathers:

Stay. When fathers stay faithful to their commitments, it produces a stability in their families. Regardless of the setbacks, disappointments, and the failures we may experience, eventually things will turn around if we stay faithful. So many times men can quit right before the breakthrough comes.

Obey. Obeying God means we as fathers have to do what we ask our children to do. We tell our children: “You must obey your Mother and me regardless of what you feel like”. In the same way we must obey the Lord’s commands. When we diligently obey the Lord, the Bible says ” …all these blessings will come upon you and overtake you.”(Deut 28:1)

Pray. When a father prays, tremendous things happen. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that there is nothing higher that a father can do than pray for his family, as well as his friends and the world around him. At times, we can feel helpless with all the pressures surrounding our lives. Yet, we are never without hope when we pray.

We are thankful for the fathers in this season and remind them to not forget to utilize the greatest privilege and opportunity at their disposal: prayer.

Rice Broocks is the author of A Minute with Rice and the senior pastor of Bethel World Outreach Center in Brentwood, Tennessee.



  1. Thank you for these words Ps Rice and thank you for the example and inspiration you are to me!

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